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May 19, 2011

A controversial GlaxoSmithKline drug for treating Type 2 diabetes no longer will be available through retail pharmacies as of Nov. 18, the Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday.

May 18, 2011

First-quarter sales at Target increased 2.8% to $15.6 billion, and same-store sales increased 2%, the company reported.

May 13, 2011

Life doesn’t give you too many of those Magic 8 Ball moments, at least not the kind you can find at the pharmacy counter. Just ask the 8 Ball if medicine compliance is important for retail pharmacy, and the answer undoubtedly will come back, “It is decidedly so.”

May 13, 2011

L'Oréal's luxury products division has selected R/GA as its digital agency of record, responsible for the digital strategy of such brands as Kiehl's, Lancome and Giorgio Armani Beauty.

May 13, 2011

Safeway’s store in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C., has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 71,067-sq.-ft. store is the grocer’s second LEED-certified store and the first LEED-certified store in D.C.

May 13, 2011

In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Thinksport and Livestrong have announced that Thinksport Livestrong sunscreen now is available online and in stores just in time for summer.

May 12, 2011

U.S. retail sales rose for the 10th consecutive month in April, increasing 0.5% to $389.4 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday.

May 12, 2011

CVS Caremark has announced that it was selected as 1-of-20 finalists for the 2011 URAC Awards for Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection.

May 12, 2011

A partner with a private equity firm that purchased preferred stock from Rite Aid in 1999 has joined the retail pharmacy chain’s board.

May 12, 2011

Not Your Mother's hair care line launched in 2010 in a few hundred Walmart stores as a test. Now, the brand is celebrating a successful first year with broadened distribution at retail.

May 12, 2011

Wolfgang Puck's iced coffee is making its way to Fresh Market and Kroger stores.

May 11, 2011

CVS Caremark’s annual meeting of stockholders held Wednesday morning was an emotional and momentous occasion for the company as it marked the official retirement of Tom Ryan, former chairman and CEO, and the beginning of a new chapter as Larry Merlo takes the reigns as CEO.

May 11, 2011

Nordic Naturals is attempting to crack the mass channel code with an initial 200-store test with Walgreens, the company told Drug Store News. Nordic boasts a strong heritage across the specialty channel.

May 11, 2011

Consumers with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity now can add a popular cereal brand to their diet.

May 11, 2011

A new line of bubble products and toys sold under the Mr. Bubbles brand may soon make its way to retail.

May 11, 2011

Yankee Candle is introducing a patriotic fragrance collection, the company announced.

May 10, 2011

Organic baby brand Green Babies has teamed up with manufacturer MZB Accessories to introduce its baby body care line at Whole Foods Markets throughout the Northeast region.

May 10, 2011

The National Retail Federation announced that it is endorsing legislation that would repeal the employer mandate provision of last year’s healthcare-reform law.

May 9, 2011

Huggies' limited-edition diaper product is returning to store shelves this summer.

May 9, 2011

The International House of Pancakes has made its foray into retail.

May 9, 2011

Three Rite Aid stores in New England have received Energy Star certification from the Environmental Protection Agency, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

May 6, 2011

It’s kind of refreshing to find that the old adage “you get what you pay for” still holds true.

May 6, 2011

Akorn, a niche generic pharmaceutical company, earlier this week entered into an agreement to acquire Advanced Vision Research, an over-the-counter ophthalmic company that promotes eye care products under the TheraTears and MacuTrition brands.

May 5, 2011

CVS Caremark is “off to a good start” in 2011 as first-quarter results registered slightly above guidance for both the retail and PBM businesses, and the retail segment continues to gain share. But what president and CEO Larry Merlo wanted to clarify straight away during Thursday morning’s conference was the company’s commitment to its PBM division, and he outlined its plan to further improve PBM performance.

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